The Michigan Daily
Saturday, March 27, 1982
UNC, HOUSTON SQUARE OFF, TOO
Georgetown set to battle Louisville
NEW ORLEANS (AP)
-Georgetown's basketball team went
into exile to concentrate on winning the
Final Four, not because of any fears of
bright lights and all-night bars, Coach
ohn Thompson said yesterday.
Thompson kept his team at Biloxi
Miss. - 60 miles east of New Orleans -
for three days while they prepared for
today's date with Louisville in the
NCAA's basketball championship tour-
Louisville stayed at home until Thur-
sday night, as did Houston, which plays
North Carolina in the first game of
today's semifinal round. North
Carolina flew to New Orleans yesterday
At Biloxi, Georgetown's coaches and
players were unavailable to reporters.
"I didn't go to Biloxi for any advan-
tage. I went there for peace of mind,"
Thompson said at a press conference
"I just felt it would be best to get into
an atmosphere where we could concen-
"They can come to New Orleans any
time to see Bourbon Street the center of
French Quarter night life. This is a
very important opportunity for us," he
Eric "Sleepy" Floyd, Georgetown's
All-America guard, said he approved of
his coach's decision.
"It's been great, so far," he said.
"We've been taking it easy, relaxing
THE FINAL FOUR
North Carolina (30-2) vs. Houston (25-7); 3:38 p.m. EST.
Louisville (23-9) vs. Georgetown (29-6); 6:08 p.m. EST.
and getting ready to play Louisville.
"There's enough to do. There are a
couple of gyms to practice in to do what
we have to do - play Louisville - and
that's more important than any big
Floyd said he felt the key to Satur-
day's game was limiting Louisville to
one shot per trip down the court.
"We have to keep them off the offen-
sive boards,"he said.
In addition, he said, Georgetown will
have to get back quickly on defense to
handle Louisville. "We have to stop
their transition game," he said. "They
get a lot of baskets off their transition
game, and we have to keep them from
getting the easy baskets."
Eric Smith, teamed with Floyd in
Georgetown's back court, said he
doesn't fear Louisville's pressing
"They have, a good press, but all
season we've been coming against
teams with good presses," he said.
A record attendance of 61,000 is ex-
pected for today's doubleheader.
.C elts drop Pistons
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics
rolled to a club record 18th straight vic-
tory as Kevin McHale's 21 points led a
balanced attack that ripped the Detroit
istons 125-104 in the National Basket-
ball Association last night.
The victory snapped the previous
Celtic mark of 17 consecutive wins set
in 1959-60. It also tied Boston with the y
1969-70 New York Knicks for the third f
longest winning streak in NBA history.
The longest is 33, established by Los
Angeles in 1971-72. Milwaukee won 20 in
a row in 1970-71.
THE PISTONS, who won six of their
previous seven games in their battle for
a playoff berth, were in the game for
only half of the opening period. After
the score was tied for the seventh time
14-14, the Celtics unleashed a 20-2'spurt
that put them on top 34-16 with 2:36 left
in the period.
Cedric Maxwell, who had 20 points,
got seven in the outburst.
The Celtics' lead never dipped below 3
*-nine.points the rest of the way and grew
to as much as 31 on a basket by McHale
that opened te fourth quarter and made
the score 105-74. -
Boston put together runs of 12 points
in the second period and 15 in the third
and never let the Pistons make a
serious threat. r
Detroit was led by Kelly Tripucka
with 21 points, and Vinnie Johnson with x
13,. Boston got 18 points from Larry
Bird, 15 from Gerald Henderson and 14 BOSTON'S LARRY BIRD sneaks by Detroit's Bill Laimbeer during the first
froth Robert Parish. quarter of last night's game between the Celtics and the Pistons. Bird snuck
his way to 18 points to help his team to a 125-104 victory.
Prep cagers invade Crisler today
ATLANTA HAWKS' FORWARD Dan Roundfield grabs a rebound as the In-
diana Pacers' Herb Williams tries to avoid a foul. The Hawks won the game.
100-87 (see story, Page8).
By JIM DWORMAN
Flint Central and Okemos will be
defending their championships when
the Michigan High School Athletic
Association invades Crisler Arena
today for its state title games.
Central, led by 5-11 senior guard
Mark Harris, will try to hold off the
sensational Antoine- Joubert and
Detroit Southwestern and claim the
Class A crown for the second straight
year. In last year's title game, Harris
pumped in a tournament record 44 poin-
ts as he and current Michigan guard
Eric Turner led Central to a victory
over Detroit Murray-Wright.
OKEMOS, A well-disciplined ball
club, will gun for its second consecutive
Detroit Southwestern 49, Harper Woods
Bishop Gallagher 48
Flint Central 48, Southfield 47
Detroit DeLasalie 60, Wyoming Rogers 52
Okemos 66. Menominee 51
Reed City 65, Cassopolis 57
Orchard Lake St. Mary 66,
Grand Rapids South Christian 63
Ewen-Trout Creek 77, Mesick 63
Covert 83, Detroit East Catholic 75
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Class B title under the tutelage of coach
Stan Stolz. But to again grab the crown,
the Chieftains will have to down a
scrappy Detroit DeLasalle team.
In Class C, it will. be perennial
powerhouse Orchard Lake St. Mary
against Reed City. Orchard Lake, led
by Hiram Harris and Chris Howze, will
be gunning for its first title in the C
ranks. As a Class D school, St. Mary
won the championship in 1978, with
Michigan baseball star Jim Paciorek
supplying much of the offense. Reed
City won Class C in 1980..
The Class D game will pit Covert and
forward John Willhite against Ewen-
Trout Creek, the only undefeated team
to reach the finals.
CLASS A- Detroit South-
Western (23-3) vs. Flint Central
(25-2); 2:30 p.m.
CLASS B- Okemos (23-1) vs.
Detroit DeLasalle (23-3); 11:00
CLASS C- Reed City
vs. Orchard Lake St.
(24-4); 8:30 p.m.
CLASS D- Ewen-Trout Creek
(27-0) vs. Covert (25-1); 7:00
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